By S. R. Nathan
Here Singapore's President S.R. Nathan tells his personal tale, taking the reader again with him to his youth, to modest beginnings and existence as a runaway in Singapore and Malaya, after which the adventure of renewed desire in the course of the jap profession. After a belated and restricted collage schooling, in addition to a brief spell as a social employee facing seafarers, he witnessed from contained in the Labour Reserch Unit the beginning of Singapore's glossy alternate union stream. almost immediately after Singapore accomplished complete independence, he joined the employees of the newly tested Ministry of overseas Affairs, retiring - as he notion - as everlasting Secretary. although, he didn't retire. After being requested to run the Straits instances newspaper for a time, he served as excessive Commissioner in Malaysia and Ambassador within the usa. Few humans have packed loads right into a existence. after which, at an age while most folks are way past the tip in their operating lives, he used to be elected President of Singapore, within which position he has gained the hearts of many of us in Singapore and abroad.
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